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President Trump Condemns White Supremacists & Other Hate Groups in White House Press Conference

President Trump Condemns White Supremacists & Other Hate Groups in White House Press Conference

President Donald Trump delivered a statement during a press conference held at the White House on Monday afternoon (August 14) to condemn the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend.

The president was criticized when he didn’t condemn the white supremacists and other hate groups who incited violence, which resulted in the death of a female counter-protestor and two police officers.

“Racism is evil,” Trump said om his new statement. “And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

Trump also said that “justice will be delivered” and paid tribute to Heather Heyer and the two Virginia state troopers who died.

“In times such as these, America has always shown its true character. Responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice,” he said.

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  • cutitout

    Too little, too late. It doesn’t count when you say it with a political firing squad aimed at you.

  • Curt Noydb

    He condemned the hate and violence Saturday. So you hate the Nazis but the Bolshevik violence is ok? What a twisted soul you have.

  • KwaneYarnell

    Utter failure of trying to deflect long term Caucasian racial hate – which Trump’s sheep abetted – on some anonymous internet poster.

    And you are dead wrong … Trump’s FIRST reaction was to condemn EVERYONE but himself as usual. He only condemned white supremacists AFTER he was roundly criticized by his own GOP.

    During WWII, brave American fought the white supremacists AND the communists, but now you Trump supporters are practically ‘in bed’ with the KKK and the KGB … and the ONLY conclusion to draw is that you guys NOW support communists because they are white.

    A mere year or two ago, right wing howlers claimed to hate socialists and communists, but now they make excuses for Trump’s corrupt connections to commies.

  • Jaye

    Wow, it took them this long to talk this self obsessed man into making what should have been the easiest statement ever by a president. He should have called out the alt-right KKK, neo-nazi and others by name on the first day. He didn’t want to because he knows that these groups represent a large portion of his base. Even when directly given 2 other occasions to denounce them, he ignored the questions and walked away. This man has always been morally bankrupt and doesn’t seem to, on his own, have a sense of the right thing to do.

  • dmr

    …the following Monday. That should be the headline

  • Torii Wehling

    Why is this idiot still in the White House

  • Cooper

    Well considering both sides were using chemicals on eo and fighting no one is innocent. That was the first thing that was being reported. At the end of the day Trump does need to take responsibility for his inflammatory speech in the past but people need to start acting like adults and accepting that right or wrong people have different views. Also, you may hate it but the statue protesters filed for a permit to protest and got a permit. The counter protesters did not. That being said the right needs to pull their heads out their ass and call out and disinvite the kkk and nazi’s. if you look at the initial request for the permit it was vastly different than the extremist who ended up attending. But they set themselves up for that so they get what they get. Kind of like the guys with torches. Why do you have them and what did you expect for it to look like.

  • Cooper

    But really it doesn’t matter. Even if Trump had said exactly what you and the media wanted he still would have been criticized for his inflammatory remarks in the past. I actually think you all are focused on the wrong thing. It’s his past remarks which have caused issues not that he didn’t name A,B, and C.

  • Jaye

    I think that the media has shown more than one time that if Trump makes the effort they are willing to fall over themselves to say he looked presidential or acted as a president should. It’s not only that he didn’t name them in the first tweet, but that he REFUSED to do so when directly asked TWICE after that. He can’t change his past remarks, they are what they are, but he certainly could have been a better representative of the American people when it came to addressing this tragedy.

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